Commitment for the Promotion of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Nepal

Psychosocial support in Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Response Project

The partnership agreement between UNFPA & CMC-Nepal has been signed in August 2016 with the aim to contribute to the psychosocial component of GBV Prevention and Response project funded by Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). This project aims to reduce the prevalence of GBV through the effective empowerment of women and men and through prevention and response intervention by more responsible and capable government agencies (multi-sectoral response).

The role of CMC-Nepal in this project is to build the capacity of Pschosocial counsellors, Case Managers of OCMCs (One-stop Crisis Management Centre)/District Hospitals, Community Psychosocial workers, Women Cooperatives and safe houses to address the psychosocial needs of the survivors and their families and perpetrators. CMC-N contributes to achieve two outputs of outcome 2 through the implementation of psychosocial component in GBV prevention and Response project in Sindhuli, Udayapur & Okhaldhunga districts from August 2016 till December 2017.

Programme activities are:

  • Psychosocial orientation to the women cooperative, watch groups, adolescents girls groups and couples
  • Capacity building of community psychosocial workers and case managers in psychosocial support and counselling
  • Provide clinical supervision to community psychosocial workers (CPSWs) and  case managers
  • Provide psychological and mental health services to highly distressed cases referred from the case managers
  • Evidence based policy advocacy for the instutionalisation of psychosocial work in One Stop Crisis Management Centre (OCMC)




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